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Years: 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989
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This is a list of events occurring in the 980s, ordered by year.

980

By place

Europe

Asia

  • Development of Dari dialect during the royal courts of the Samanids in Central Asia which became the major language of Persia.
  • Kamboja rule in Bengal is deposed by resurgent Palas.
  • The Zanj Empire is founded by Ali ibn Hasan, succeeding the Kilwa Empire.

Americas

  • Topiltzin starts to rule (approximate date).
  • Tula becomes the Toltec capital.

981

By place

Europe

  • The Viking explorer Eric the Red-haired leaves Norway to survey west of Iceland. He finds land and calls it Greenland. Hundreds of land-starved Vikings board longships and head west for this so-called "Greenland".
  • The de facto ruler of Al-Andalus, al-Mansur, conquers and razes to the ground the city of Zamora, as part of his effort to seize the Christian-dominated north of the Iberian Peninsula.

Asia

982

By place

Americas

Europe

Asia

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By topic

Religion

983

By place

Asia

Europe

  • Otto III becomes King of Germany following the death of Otto II.
  • Veronese donation during the diet of Verona. Otto gifted the Rheingau to the archbishopric of Mainz

By topic

Religion


984

By place

Asia

  • Emperor Kazan succeeds Emperor En'yū on the throne of Japan.
  • The Song Dynasty Chinese engineer Qiao Wei innovates the first known use of the double-gated canal pound lock for adjusting different water levels in segments of the Grand Canal of China. This dramatically helps the passage of ships in segments with rougher waters leading slightly downhill. Qiao also has roof hangers built over the segments where double gates are installed, increasing the amount of safety for passing ships.

Europe

By topic

Religion

985

By place

Europe

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Asia

  • Rajaraja Chola I (considered by many as the greatest Emperor of the Chola Empire) becomes the Chola Emperor and brings in another golden era of Tamils and of the Chola dynasty.

By topic

Religion

986

By place

Europe

Asia

America

987

By place

Americas

Africa

  • The Zirids fail to reconquer the western part of the Maghrib which they have recently lost to the Umayyads.<ref>Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp.45.</ref>

Europe

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  • The population of Bari revolts against the Byzantines.<ref name="occasion of the normans">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation

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By topic

Art

  • Extension of the Prayer hall, Great Mosque of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain, is made.

988

By place

Europe

  • The offensive of al-Mansur against the Christian kingdoms continues. He attacks the heart of the kingdom of León. The king Bermudo II has to escape to Zamora, the city of León resists four days but is taken, sacked and burned, Zamora has to surrender and the king must flee to Galicia.
  • Dublin, Ireland is founded
  • The city of Odense, Denmark is founded
  • Kievan Rus' accepts Christianity
  • Rus'–Byzantine War
  • Borrell II, Count of Barcelona not renewed allegiance to the French king Hugh Capet: he became de facto independent count and start minting its own currency, this will confirm the independence of the treaty legally Corbeil (1258). This event is considered as the symbolic birth of Catalonia.

Asia

989

By topic

Art

Education

Astronomy



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